On 29 September 2020, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued an update to its travel advice for Oman, which reads in part as follows:

“The Omani government has announced that international flights can resume a limited schedule from 1 October 2020. Initially, only Omani citizens and foreign nationals with valid residence visas are likely to be able to enter. Any other travellers should seek approval via their airline. Alternatively, their sponsors can email the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) at consular@mofa.gov.om. You should stay in touch with the airlines and monitor local media.

“Oman Air and other airlines also operating ad hoc special flights to London Heathrow and other destinations. Information about these flights, along with details of how to book, will appear in the English-language local media and on the airlines’ social media sites (but not their websites).

“To enter Oman, you will need to have downloaded the Tarassud+ track and trace application (available on iOS and Android phones). While you can do this on arrival in Muscat, you should download it before you leave the UK.

“When checking in at the airport, residents returning to Oman must present either proof of their accommodation (such as a rental agreement) or have a letter from their sponsor confirming that they have accommodation. You must also be able to show you have travel/health insurance for the duration of your stay, covering at least 30 days of coronavirus treatment.”